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Tara Road (2005)

PG | | Drama | 7 October 2005 (Ireland)
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Two women -- one American, one Irish -- swap houses and alter the course of their lives.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andy Vine
... Annie Lynch
... Brian Lynch (as Johnny Brennan)
Jennifer Buckley ... Secretary
Virginia Cole ... Mrs. Doyle
Eileen Colgan ... Nora
Alan Devlin ... Barney McCarthy
... Rosemary Ryan
Enrique Fonseca ... Limo Driver
Jia Francis ... Heidi Franks (as Jia Frances)
... Mona McCarthy
... Polly
... Danny Lynch
James Herrick ... Hubie
... Accountant
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Two grieving women - Ria, a Dublin mom whose husband discloses he's in love with a woman already pregnant, and Marilyn, a Connecticut Yankee whose son has died - swap houses for a couple months. Marilyn finds solace in Ria's garden and becomes friends with Colm, a local with a restaurant and his own demons. Ria gets a job cooking, has a date or two, and gradually comes out of her shell. Meanwhile, Ria's husband Danny has problems, economic and personal, that may bring more ruin to those close to him. The house on Tara Road comes to stand for the past, for possibilities, and for what can be lost. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes you must lose your life to find a new one...

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Ein Haus in Irland  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Maeve Binchy, author of the novel on which the movie is based, makes an uncredited cameo as a restaurant patron. She can be glimpsed seated at the end of the bar, right after the scene where Ria offers to take the job advertised at the restaurant cashier's counter. See more »

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The US scenes supposedly take place in New England, but include a shot of an Interstate 75 road-sign. I75 goes nowhere near the east coast. See more »

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A film of the Mave Binchy book of the same title
12 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I do like Maeve Binchy as a writer and liked Circle of Friends so I thought Tara Road might be along those lines but alas it wasn't.

The acting seemed very forced and the characters were just not real at all. I just didn't get the feeling that anyone really believed in the character they were playing. I usually like Andie MacDowel and Stephen Rea but their characters just didn't fit.

And the American scenes were supposed to be set in New England but were filmed in South Africa. Did the producers and director really think we Americans would think that was New England. Come on! It was ludicrous to expect that leap of faith from us.

I would not really recommend this film at all.


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